Joseph James Dante Jr. is an American film director, producer, editor and actor. His films—notably Gremlins—often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements. Dante's films also include Piranha, The Howling, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Matinee, Small Soldiers, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. His work for television and cable includes immigration satire The Second Civil War and episodes of anthology series Masters of Horror and Amazing Stories, as well as Hawaii Five-0.
|Born:||Joseph James Dante, November 28, 1946, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Director, producer, editor, actor|
|Notable work:||Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers|
|Website:||Joe Dante's Official site|
|IMDb:||Joe Dante's IMDb|
About Joe Dante
Filmmaker who directed the iconic film Gremlins, as well as The Howling, Small Soldiers, and the remake of Hawaii Five-O.
He wanted to be a cartoonist.
He was the son of a professional golfer.
He directed Twilight Zone: The Movie starring John Lithgow.
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- Film directors from New Jersey
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